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Do You Know Your Rights? by Sarah Smith, 18 March 2011

Our first morning in Pretoria was spent at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. I was surprised as we walked into the office to see posters hanging up that advertised various rights to each South African citizen, such as sexual orientation and gender. This has been a running theme throughout our stay in the…
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Robben Island by Jessica Youngblood, 16 March 2011

Robben Island Today we toured the former prison at Robben Island where the leaders of the struggle against racial apartheid in South Africa, most famously Nelson Mandela, were held as political prisoners for many years.  The boat ride out to the island was not very long but as we moved further and further out  to the…
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North Gauteng High Court: Rivonia Trial and Judge Cynthia Pretorius by Molly Schmiege, 16 March 2011

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is…
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